Watch around water

Child jumping into pool

We are an accredited Watch Around Water aquatic safety organisation. This program was developed by Aquatics and Recreation Victoria, and Life Saving Victoria to:

  • Educate the public about adequate supervision
  • Encourage parent/guardians to take on this responsibility when visiting a public aquatic facility

 

Therefore, the following mandatory safe supervision policies must be adhered to:

 Children under 5 years old:

  • Must be accompanied into the centre and the water by a responsible parent / guardian 
  • Must stay within arm’s reach during recreational play activities

 Children 5 - 10 years old:

  • Must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible parent / guardian
  • Must be constantly and actively supervised
  • Parents / guardians must position themselves to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child / children

 Children 10 years old and over:

  • Parents must use their knowledge of an individual child’s swimming ability and general development to determine the level of accompaniment required